Third Printing, 1996
$15.00 USD (hardcover)
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Dr. Earl Radmacher is
President Emeritus of Western Baptist Seminary where he served for
thirty-four years as an administrator, professor, and mentor to many
students, having seen the enrollment increase tenfold during his
presidency. As an internationally renowned conference speaker, and
author of numerous books and articles, he has impacted thousands of
lives toward a closer walk with God through a fuller knowledge of Him.
His partner and wife, Ruth, has been a constant and invaluable help in
their ministry for the past forty-two years. Dr. Radmacher
continues to have a vital impact on believer and non-believer alike
through his conference ministry and writings. They currently
reside primarily in Scottsdale, Arizona.
"If you could have only
one book on the church, Radmacher's book would be the book to acquire.
Using it with D. Min. students at Dallas Seminary and at Talbot, I found
it to be as practical ast it was technical, and as readable as it was
exhaustive. Dr. Radmacher writes as a man who has given his adult
life to understanding and revitalizing the church, and to preparing
students to carry out that vision. This book is also a must for
pastors, church staffs, and para-church ministries. With a myriad
of confusing voices telling us how to run or grow our churches, this
book gives us a sound theological and biblical mission. It also
gives us a perspective from history that can better guide us through the
many cultural fads, alternative paradigms, and risky philosophies of
ministry being marketed today."
James Borror, Th.D.
Golden Minutes Ministries, Inc.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Preface to the Revised
- The Introduction
- The History of the Doctrine
- The Contemporary Viewpoints
- The Usage of the Word EKKLESIA
- Introductory Considerations to the
Doctrine of the Universal Church
- The Doctrine of the Nature of the
- The Doctrine of the Local Church
- Summary and Conclusion
Appendix 1: The Usage of Ekklesia in the Septuagint
Appendix 2: The Usage of Ekklesia in the New Testament
Index of Persons